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11/9/2018 9:21:38 PM
Posted: 10/26/2018 9:07:04 AM EST
So I've retired the MacBook Pro to road duty. This week I brought home the 27" iMac 5k. But the allotment I had for the Mac was maxed out with the 3.4ghz 8g memory version(girlfriend broke her laptop so I had to replace that at the same time) unfortunately.

What memory cards are recommended to expand the ram on these machines? I know you can expand up to 64g memory I believe. I think if I add 2 more 8g cards(24gig total) to the open slots, it'd help a lot. I wanted the 16g ram version, but after seeing the expansion options, it seems cheaper to expand it myself anyways.

Thanks in advance for the recs gents!
Link Posted: 10/26/2018 9:17:29 AM EST
Go to crucial.com and run their system scanner.

It will tell you all your options.
Link Posted: 10/26/2018 9:20:17 AM EST
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Originally Posted By kissfan:
Go to crucial.com and run their system scanner.

It will tell you all your options.
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I was looking at their offerings thinking they may be the go-tos. Will definitely check into it. I don’t know my head from my ass in this realm of things. Thanks!
Link Posted: 10/26/2018 9:32:52 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/26/2018 9:42:16 AM EST by autococker07]
Ive got the same machine (18,3)

I got the 2x 16 GB from here for a total of 40 GB.... works great......

iMac memory <-----OWC

Just remember if you buy 8GB and want more, you can only add 32gb (2x16), for a total of 48GB.....

with that said, 24GB will probably be plenty for anything short of extreme usage.....

good luck!

crucial version. <---------Crucial

The link above is to crucial, but make sure you double check by clickingg on th e apple>about this Mac>memory tab>memory upgrade instructions fro your system specifics.
Link Posted: 10/26/2018 9:40:44 AM EST
Don't have an iMac, but I've had good luck upgrading my MacPro with products from OWC.
Link Posted: 10/26/2018 9:55:17 AM EST
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Originally Posted By autococker07:
Ive got the same machine (18,3)

I got the 2x 16 GB from here for a total of 40 GB.... works great......

iMac memory <-----OWC

Just remember if you buy 8GB and want more, you can only add 32gb (2x16), for a total of 48GB.....

with that said, 24GB will probably be plenty for anything short of extreme usage.....

good luck!

crucial version. about this Mac>memory tab>memory upgrade instructions fro your system specifics.
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